Paul is a Penn State meteorologist and AMS Fellow with 45 years of television and radio experience. A serial entrepreneur, Douglas has launched 7 businesses, including EarthWatch Communications, Digital Cyclone and Praedictix, which provides content, consulting and severe weather briefings for media and corporate interests. EarthWatch created 3-D weather special effects for Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” and “Twister” and Digital Cyclone was first to put Doppler radar on cellular phones in 2001. Today developers manage unique streams of weather data and imagery for corporate optimization, worldwide, via AerisWeather, which was sold to Vaisala in early 2022. With a daily print and online weather column at Star Tribune, Paul provides daily weather updates on WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities. A contributor to the Climate Science Rapid Response Team, Douglas has authored 4 books, including a focus on climate, faith and science in 2017 with “Caring for Creation, the Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment”. Paul’s latest illustrated book is “A Kid’s Guide to Saving the Planet”. A frequent contributor to MSNBC on the link between climate and weather, Douglas was featured in NOVA’s “Decoding the Weather Machine”. With a home in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities and a cabin on Pelican Lake, Minnesota, Paul has been married for 38 years, with two sons and a 2-year-old grandson, Jordan.
Dog Walking Injuries Have Quadrupled in 20 Years – What is Going On?
Nearly half a million Americans have been injured walking their dogs since 2001, and the injury-rate has quadrupled in 20 years, for a long list of reasons. How can we lower the risk, to ourselves and our canine friends?
The Most Tornado-Proof County in Minnesota Is Closer Than You Think
That massive air conditioner in our back yard not only keeps us comfortable during the summer, but it kills off most of the severe storms capable of spinning up tornadoes. Cook County: take a bow. You are the most "tornado-safe" county in Minnesota.
A Question on Melanoma Monday: Why are More Men Than Women Getting Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is claiming more men than women in recent years, the result of sunscreen use (or lack thereof). If not caught early melanoma can be fatal. But there are things you can do to greatly lower the risk
Wayzata, Minnesota and Fish Creek, Wisconsin? Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Each State
Wayzata, Minnesota and Fish Creek are, respectively, the most expensive neighborhoods in Minnesota and Wisconsin. What are the priciest zip codes in every state in the nation? A comprehensive survey reveals some eye-opening numbers.
Weather Weirding 401: Is Rapid Arctic Warming Delaying the Arrival of a Northland Spring?
Our weather over the Northland is stuck in an early March-like pattern. How much of this is natural, "normal" versus evidence of rapid changes thousands of miles upwind, over the Arctic?
What Spring? Additional Slush May Add To Record Snow Totals Across Northland
But wait, there's more? As if 140" of snow isn't enough - models are hinting at more slushy possibilities in the coming days, especially over the Minnesota Arrowhead. Would someone please try to reboot spring?
Spring is Broken – Record 138.3″ Snow at Duluth. How Much More Today?
The Twin Ports just set a new all-time winter snowfall record: more than 138" and the snow isn't over just yet. The freezing rain is over but more light snow will fall today and tonight.
It’s Official: Snowiest Duluth Winter Since 1885 – Ice Storm Potential Today
You just endured - survived - enjoyed the snowiest winter since accurate weather records were first started in Duluth back in 1885. Today will bring high winds, serious icing and a changeover back to snow, with heaviest accumulation north and west of the Twin Ports.
New All-Time Winter Snowfall Record Likely for Twin Ports as Icy Mix Ends as Snow
High winds and rain freezing on contact may coat trees and highways with an icy coating today, before a changeover to snow tonight and Friday that should push the Twin Ports to a new, all-time snowfall record for the winter.
April Heatwave Across Minnesota – Flood Warnings Bayfield Area for Rapid Snow Melt
Rapid warming is triggering flooding over the South Shore of Lake Superior, and temperatures near 70F (inland) later today will accelerate runoff and flooding across much of the Northland. Cooler weather, and a little slush, is shaping up for the weekend.
Flood Risk Rising Rapidly With Warming Temperatures Across Northland
Only in the Northland can you be ankle-deep in slush with a mild breeze blowing in your face. This week's rapid thaw is increasing hopes for spring, and the potential for significant flooding in the coming weeks.
Springtime in Minnesota + Wisconsin: Near 70 Wednesday, Followed by Plowable Snow This Weekend?
Crazy weather extremes are shaping up for Minnesota and Wisconsin over the next week. From balmy 60s midweek to plowable snow next weekend, the 7-Day Outlook has something for everyone.